Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court decisions on gay marriage won’t have a direct impact on Colorado law but that doesn’t mean the rulings, which overturned the federal Defense of Marriage Act and cleared the way for gay marriage to resume in California, won’t be felt here, too.
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For many of us, it feels like the bruising election of 2012 just wrapped up, but for the state’s political hopefuls, 2014 is just around the corner. And it could be a big year.
The closing gavel may have fallen on this year’s legislative session, but the political reverberations could go on for some time. Colorado Matters wraps up our series of conversations about the 2013 session, by hearing from CPR's state government reporter Megan Verlee, about some of the most politically contentious legislation.
Colorado Matters marks the end of a jam-packed session of the state legislature by checking back in with two of the most powerful figures at the State Capitol -- House Speaker Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) and House Minority Leader Mark Waller (R-Colorado Springs).
Colorado's state legislature finished its work for the year Wednesday afternoon. In the end, a session marked by late nights and big fights wrapped up on a calmer note, with lawmakers zipping through their final votes, before breaking for the next eight months.
U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor is in Denver today to dedicate the new seat of judicial power in Colorado. The Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center is downtown, catty-corner from the state Capitol.
At the stroke of midnight, civil unions became the law of the land in Colorado.